Manuals, Toolkits and Guidance

Real Time Information: RapidPro

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UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund

RapidPro is a free, open-source software from UNICEF that allows users to easily build and scale mobile-based applications from anywhere in the world. RapidPro collects data via short message service (SMS) and other communication channels (e.g. voice; social media channels, such as Facebook Messenger, Telegram, WhatsApp) to enable real-time data collection and mass-communication with target end-users, including beneficiaries and frontline workers. RapidPro also powers U-Report, UNICEF’s youth, and citizen engagement platform. As a mobile tech programming tool, RapidPro allows partners to gather accurate real-time information on vital areas such as health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, and child protection—even in remote and hard-to-reach places—and use that data to reach those most in need.

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